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, virginia, new jersey, delaware yesterday, massachusetts, that washington, d.c., we support the president but we're not voting because he is not on the ballot. it becomes interesting that he may in a sense be disenfranchised not have power. we'll say we'll vote for him. he may not be able to run if he doesn't have a congrs and can't accomplish some of those goals. this is a point of urgency. we have so much but so little to show at this critical time. so my sense in terms of civil rights a absolute and unequivocal goal is to get out on the streets, to talk to people about voting and tell them it is important because there are people who died and who bled and who were tortured and jailed because they stood up so that we could vote and be citizens and now, it is our turn to, time, to do the same thing. so, my urging is very simple. we have to stand up and be cound and we have to talk to our neighbors and talk to our enemies. not just our friend about the fact that, civic engagement is the key to all of this. what damon keith has done with the wonderful exhibit about the 14th amendment. is a
and came to fruition this summer with a ruling from judge virginia phillips and her court that don't ask don't tell is unconstitutional. [applause] it violates the constitution and denies first and fifth amendment rights to soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, all service personnel. we did not do this alone. obviously, the judicial process was a wonder we have won an initial battle and we still have many battles, of course. it was a procedural vote. congress is still in session. there will be a lame duck session. speaking of ducks, we have to get ours and our rol -- hours in a row -- ours in a row. our big partner in reaching that movable metal is my dear friend and fellow log cabin republican member, alex nicholson. [applause] >> here i am again. i love this group. i want to say couple of things. i am the public face of log cabin republicans verses united states of america, the don't ask don't tell lawsuit. [applause] thank you. i was happy to join lawsuit in 20006. many of you know the history. it was dismissed pending the naming of someone who has actually been harmed by don't ask
get to calls approximately fred joins us from west virginia. you're on with charlie peters. caller: thank you very much for c-span for trying to do a better life for everybody. i have a president for president johnson. he had a speech in new york about immigration. he said that i made a new law that immigrants coming in u.s. has to be two cditions. one is he has to have a very close relative, and second, he has to have some kind of skill or know some kind of job. i know if they do that, the problem is going to be solved. host: talk about immigration. guest: the speech he refers to i'm not familiar with, but one of the tremendous accomplishments with johnson in my mind, as least, was the immigration bill of 1965, where for years, we had had a great wave of immigration around the turn of the century, but then congress had passed a very restrictive bill that for 30 or 40 years restricted immigration to people, pretty much to white northern europeans. itas almost impossible for meone from southern or eastern europe to get in, or from anywhere else on the planet. johnson open america up
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